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For Racine-based trumpeter Jamie Breiwick, jazz history dwells within, and on Awake he uses freedom as an imaginative, pliable form. Read more

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On Italy’s Guarino Savoldelli Quintet’s 'Core n’grato,' the vocal melodies are rooted in the half-Byzantine modes of Southern Italy and the enchantment is woven into the jazz band’s hard bop. Read more

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On 'Aftermath,' the 19-piece Canadian jazz orchestra’s rhythms are steady-on and the arrangements are cut as precisely as puzzle pieces. Read more

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Toronto-based jazz trio Tune Town pushes at the edges without losing sight of melody on an album of original material with the exception of Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady.” Read more

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Photo Courtesy of Billy Cobham

Jazz fusion drummer performed music from across his long career at Shank Hall concert. Read more

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These mammoth 1979 recording sessions by the brilliant alto-saxophonist Art Pepper features prestige sidemen, including Hank Jones, Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins. Read more

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Jack Grassel and Garrett Waite plan a concert full of surprise and improvisation. Read more

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With Somewhere, singer Peter Eldridge and pianist Kenny Werner seek to conjure those great 1950s LPs by Frank Sinatra Read more

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The Squirrel Nut Zippers serve their swampy stew of jazz, swing, Southern rock, Delta blues, honky-tonk and psychedelia at Shank Hall on Aug. 10. Read more

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Acclaimed composer-arranger Mike Holober’s first album in 10 years with Gotham Jazz Orchestra features elaborately orchestrated pieces for his large jazz ensemble. Read more

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Kalya Ramu has a diverse resume in rock and blues but on Living in a Dream, the Toronto singer shows her jazz side. Read more

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In “My Hometown Milwaukee,” jazzman Jerry Grillo celebrates Brew City. Read more

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Wes Montgomery helped define jazz guitar as we still know it today, and on these early recordings his silver-toned mastery of electric guitar is prevalent as he interprets a set of mostly contemporary compositions. Read more

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On the Mark Dresser Seven’s second album, the jazz combo makes ambitious music, melodic yet cacophonous, displaying instrumental agility in compositions inspired by Charles Mingus and Arthur Blythe. Read more

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As Grammy-winning jazz orchestra leader Maria Schneider brought her native Minnesota landscape to Gil Evans’ orchestral impressionism, to stunning effect, Madison trumpeter and composer Paul Dietrich comparably evokes Wisconsin vistas on Forward. Read more

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With its African influences, the OGJB Quartet’s Bamako should appeal to devotees of jazz saxophonist and inspired improviser Oliver Lake’s earlier ensemble, the World Saxophone Quartet. Read more

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Photo Credit: Johann Sauty

Ahead of her final tour, the 88-year-old Buena Vista Social Club singer reflects on a life in music. Read more

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This Could Be the One showcases jazz vocalist Karin Plato’s warm, sunny voice on a set of mostly original numbers, the best of them worthy of consideration for the jazz-singer canon. Read more

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Photo credit: Dan Ojeda

The esteemed saxophonist anchored a night of musical invention at the Pabst Theater. Read more

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One of Van Morrison’s best latter-day albums, The Healing Game (1997), has been reissued as a three-CD set, with Morrison’s poetic sensibility evident throughout. Read more

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